Pursuing a dream is great. In fact, it's necessary to living a life of purpose of greatness.
As long as it's done in a healthy way.
Jesus knew what it was like to be hated — especially by those who were supposed to be the people of God.
Everywhere He went, the religious elite criticized and accused, going as far as to call Him the son of the devil. They tried to hinder Him, stop Him, and even killed Him.
If we follow Him, why would we expect things to be different?
Stop waiting for God to give you the nitty-gritty details of your calling.
Take a step, and begin filling in the details.
God promises He will come through — He just rarely tells us when.
Instead, He asks us to trust Him, and begin to take a step forward in the direction of our calling.
Even if the waters are raging, the questions are flying, and you have no clue how it will all work out.
Keep doing the work.
Keep pushing through.
Keep trudging away in obscurity.
Eventually, the hard work will pay off.
And you'll be living your dream.
It all starts with you doing the work.
Don't despise the preparation.
Don't wish yourself out of the training.
God is using every circumstance to prepare you for your calling.
It's the only way you can truly reach it.
Your calling has been knit in you from birth by the God who created you.
Every talent, every gift, every strength, desire, and passion, everything that gets you righteously angry, makes you feel alive, or brings you joy all point in the direction of your calling.
God often calls us to lives distant from what we can believe. He woos us to something greater than we can imagine doing ourselves. He places a destiny on us that, quite frankly, scares the crap out of most people (can I write crap in a blogpost about God?!).
Is it any wonder then why doubt would accompany destiny?
Think about that for a minute. It's okay to fail. Because in the failing, we learn a lot.
God will only build in our lives off the size of foundation we give Him. If you want a world-impacting life, you need to lay a larger foundation.